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Lower Grose Valley area

Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 6 December 2019, 10.06am

Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 10.06am.

Fires - Advice: Ruined Castle

There is a fire in this park called Ruined Castle. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.27am.

Fires - Watch and Act: Green Wattle Creek

There is a fire in this park called Green Wattle Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 12.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.27am.

Fires - Advice: Kowmung River

There is a fire in this park called Kowmung River. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 9.22pm.

Fires - Emergency Warning: Gospers Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Gospers Mountain. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.09pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.08pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Tue 3 Dec 2019, 1.52pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 4.43pm.

Closed areas: Multiple areas in Blue Mountains National Park closed due to fire conditions

Multiple tracks and areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed from Tuesday 3 December 2019 until further notice due to dangerous fire conditions. The closed areas include:

  • Mount Solitary, Ruined Castle track, Narrow Neck, Glenraphael Drive and the southern Katoomba and Leura tracks
  • Mount Hay, Point Pilcher, Perrys (Hat Hill), Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass, McMahons lookout and Bedford roads
  • Burramoko, Kedumba Valley and Mount Banks trails
  • Green Gully, Perrys, Ingar and Murphys and remote campgrounds
  • Southern Glenbrook precinct is closed, including Nepean fire trail and lookout, Red Hands Cave fire trail and track, Jack Evans track and the Oaks fire trail
  • Six Foot track
  • All remote walking tracks, canyons and rock climbing descending below cliffs out of Mount Wilson, Bell, Green Gully, south of Katoomba to Woodford and into the Grose Valley (excluding Grand Canyon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.20pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 7.15am. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Nov 2019, 8.29am.

Fires - Advice: Red Ridge Fire Trail

There is a fire in this park called Red Ridge Fire Trail. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.16pm.

Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout

Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. The Visitor Information Centre remains open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week (except on Christmas Day). For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.

Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 7.59am to Mon 30 Dec 2019, 7.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Nov 2019, 2.54pm.

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba walk - water availability alert

Walkers undertaking the Kanangra to Katoomba walk need to be aware that current water availability is very low at Dexs and Mobbs Swamp campgrounds. It is expected that water at these sites will dry up completely within the next couple of weeks. Walkers should not rely on these sites for replenishment of water supplies. The only reliable water on the K2K walk is located on the Coxes River.

Applies from Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10.19am.

Other incidents: Access to Dunphys campground restricted - Galong Creek bridge, Megalong Road, gross load limit

The Gross Load Limit on the timber bridge over Galong Creek in Blue Mountains National Park is 2.5 tonne. This will restrict access to Dunphys campground. For more information call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 6.00am to Fri 13 Dec 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 8.42am.

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed

Overcliff track will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday 21 August to Friday 13 December 2019. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sun 14 Jul 2019, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10.58am.

Closed areas: Amphitheatre track closed

Amphitheatre track is closed between Fern Bower and Leura Cascades Round walk due to a rockfall and the risk of further instability at the site. This closure means that the Leura Cascades and Fern Bower Circuit walk are not possible.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Information Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10.09am.

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 3.52pm.

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm.

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 2.51pm.

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 10.06am

Fires - Advice: Ruined Castle

There is a fire in this park called Ruined Castle. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 26 Nov 2019, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 9.57am

Fires - Watch and Act: Three Mile

There is a fire in this park called Three Mile. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.27am

Fires - Watch and Act: Green Wattle Creek

There is a fire in this park called Green Wattle Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 6 parks and 7 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 12.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.27am

Fires - Advice: Kowmung River

There is a fire in this park called Kowmung River. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 2 parks and 4 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 7.52am

Fires - Advice: Vault Creek

There is a fire in this park called Vault Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 26 Nov 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 6.32am

Fires - Advice: Oaky Creek

There is a fire in this park called Oaky Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 6.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 4.05am

Fires - Advice: Thompson Creek

There is a fire in this park called Thompson Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 9.22pm

Fires - Emergency Warning: Gospers Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Gospers Mountain. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 4 parks and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 26 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.09pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 26 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.08pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 15 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Sep 2019, 10.25am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 5.05pm

Safety alerts: Weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Friday 31 January 2020. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

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Applies from Tue 3 Dec 2019, 1.52pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Multiple areas in Blue Mountains National Park closed due to fire conditions

Multiple tracks and areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed from Tuesday 3 December 2019 until further notice due to dangerous fire conditions. The closed areas include:

  • Mount Solitary, Ruined Castle track, Narrow Neck, Glenraphael Drive and the southern Katoomba and Leura tracks
  • Mount Hay, Point Pilcher, Perrys (Hat Hill), Victoria Falls, Mount Banks, Pierces Pass, McMahons lookout and Bedford roads
  • Burramoko, Kedumba Valley and Mount Banks trails
  • Green Gully, Perrys, Ingar and Murphys and remote campgrounds
  • Southern Glenbrook precinct is closed, including Nepean fire trail and lookout, Red Hands Cave fire trail and track, Jack Evans track and the Oaks fire trail
  • Six Foot track
  • All remote walking tracks, canyons and rock climbing descending below cliffs out of Mount Wilson, Bell, Green Gully, south of Katoomba to Woodford and into the Grose Valley (excluding Grand Canyon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Affects 1 park and 49 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.20pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 13 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Dec 2019, 3.39pm to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 2.46pm

Closed areas: All tracks, trails and remote campgrounds closed

All tracks, trails and remote campgrounds will be closed on Thursday 5 December and Friday 6 December 2019 in the following parks: 

  • Royal National Park 
  • Heathcote National Park
  • Georges River National Park
  • Gandangara State Conservation Area
  • Garawarra State Conservation Area

This is due to a severe fire danger rating and Total Fire Ban in place for Sydney. All main visitor picnic areas will remain open.

Affects 1 park and 7 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 12.22pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 27 Nov 2019, 7.15am. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Nov 2019, 8.29am

Fires - Advice: Red Ridge Fire Trail

There is a fire in this park called Red Ridge Fire Trail. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Dec 2019, 2.51pm

Closed areas: Avoid remote areas of park until fire conditions improve

NSW National Parks advises visitors to avoid remote areas of all parks in this area until fire conditions improve. For further information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to dangerous fire conditions

This park is closed due to current fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 2.16pm

Closed areas: Partial closure - Echo Point lookout

Part of the Echo Point lookout in Katoomba is closed until August 2020 due to upgrades. The Visitor Information Centre remains open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week (except on Christmas Day). For more information visit Echo Point upgrades or contact the Blue Mountains City Council on 02 4780 5000.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Nov 2019, 7.25am

Closed areas: Coorongooba campground closed due to bushfire

Some parts of this park are closed due to bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Coorongooba campground
  • Capertee River trail
  • Glen Davis Shale Mine

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Running Stream Fire.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 7.59am to Mon 30 Dec 2019, 7.57am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Nov 2019, 2.54pm

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba walk - water availability alert

Walkers undertaking the Kanangra to Katoomba walk need to be aware that current water availability is very low at Dexs and Mobbs Swamp campgrounds. It is expected that water at these sites will dry up completely within the next couple of weeks. Walkers should not rely on these sites for replenishment of water supplies. The only reliable water on the K2K walk is located on the Coxes River.

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Applies from Thu 3 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 11.09am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern section of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

This baiting program will run from Thursday 3 October 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on native animals including the threatened brush-tailed rock wallaby.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure that they don't enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area, we suggest muzzling them. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary advice.

For more information, contact the local park office on: 02 6336 6200 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10.19am

Other incidents: Access to Dunphys campground restricted - Galong Creek bridge, Megalong Road, gross load limit

The Gross Load Limit on the timber bridge over Galong Creek in Blue Mountains National Park is 2.5 tonne. This will restrict access to Dunphys campground. For more information call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11.44am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban - all Central West national parks

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Friday 27 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020 unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 21 Aug 2019, 6.00am to Fri 13 Dec 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Oct 2019, 8.42am

Closed areas: Overcliff track closed

Overcliff track will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday 21 August to Friday 13 December 2019. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Sun 14 Jul 2019, 5.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10.58am

Closed areas: Amphitheatre track closed

Amphitheatre track is closed between Fern Bower and Leura Cascades Round walk due to a rockfall and the risk of further instability at the site. This closure means that the Leura Cascades and Fern Bower Circuit walk are not possible.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Information Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 3 Jul 2019, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 11.22am

Safety alerts: Plateau walking track - detour around unsafe bridge

A short section of Plateau walking track is closed due to an unsafe bridge. Walkers can take a 25m detour across natural rock surfaces to avoid any danger. Please follow the directions of the signs in place and use the marked detour route.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 1.30pm

Other incidents: No canoeing in Thirlmere Lakes National Park

It's not possible to canoe in Thirlmere Lakes National Park due to low lake water levels.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 3.05pm

Safety alerts: 4WD access only to Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area

The Ben Bullen trail and Baal Bone Gap picnic area is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. There are large ruts and washed out sections in the Ben Bullen State Forest that are not suitable for low clearance vehicles. For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000. 

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Applies from Tue 2 Oct 2018, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10.09am

Closed areas: Ingar campground closed

Ingar campground and Ingar Road are closed to vehicle access due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite because it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Ingar Road and Ingar campground can still be accessed by walkers and cyclists.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12.30pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial trail closed

Bicentennial trail is closed due to drought conditions. Crown Lands has advised the Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW National Parks) that, due to lack of water and feed, it is strongly advised that visitors do not undertake the trek along the trail with horses. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11.03am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 

Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades Round Walk. Visitors can also walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant adjacent Cliff Drive but should be wary of traffic.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4.22pm

Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp

A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Dec 2017, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 2.51pm

Closed areas: National Pass closed

National Pass remains closed between Valley of Waters and Slacks Stairs. The closure is indefinite following a serious rockfall in November 2017 which killed a worker and seriously injured two others. The area of the rockfall remains dangerous and the subject of external investigation. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing how such geological hazards and visitor access can be managed. Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.32am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Flowering wattle, Burralow Creek, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH